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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Re-posts of Vinyl Restorations originally carried on other Blogs

While I am working on the remaining Topic albums in my collection 
I am going to post some of the more popular albums that were previously posted on other 
(some now inactive) Blogs

 Kentigern  Topic 12TS394(1978) New Link
Sadly Jim Barnes is no longer with us, his wife Sylvia continues singing in the traditional style, well worth a listen is her 2007 album "the Colours of Amber"  Samples (or purchase) from HERE
Roy Harris By Sandbank Fields
Topic 12TS327 (1977)
Ewan MacColl and Dominic Behan
Streets of Song
Topic 12T41 (1959) 

(Track listing in comments)
New Link
Peggy Seeger
Courting and Complaint
Folkways 2049 (1962)
New Link


graaf24 said...


Ewan MacColl and Dominic Behan - Streets of Song (Topic 12T41) - 1959

01 Introduction and Oaths
02 Singing Games and Ring Games
03 Skipping Rope, Ball Bouncing and Counting Rhymes
04 Chants, Jeers and Election Ditties
05 Seasonal Songs and Chants
06 Rhymes and Taunts
07 The Days End

Ewan MacColl, vocals; Dominic Behan, vocals

Gonzo said...

@ graaf24
Thanks for including the listing
Since these are repeats and all the details are in the files, to save space I left them off.

Adam said...

Thanks for these! Looking forward to the street songs album.

Any chance you will post the Songs of Animals album when you're done with it?

Gonzo said...

@ Adam
Eventually yes, it is quite a long way down the list of things to do, I also have to check all tracks for any re-issue, there have been so many compilations in the last 10 years, like for example the Topic 70 years set and the releases of tracks on digital download albums, it makes research quite labour intensive.

Artists and their record companies are also often very slow to respond to requests for such information, in fact so often I find a CD released that I have no knowledge of, that follows a request, I do wonder if they perhaps were planning a release and needed a trigger in the form of interest reports, one can hope in this case perhaps I should write to a few more artists and copyright holders, it might save a lot of effort in the end.

Adam said...

Thank you for your insight. All your hard work is much appreciated!